Category: games theory

Who decides what you are going to watch next? An algorithm

Interesting interview to Netflix engineers on recommendations about movies; they can even discover when you’re lying — no, you are not going to watch Schindler’s List as you would like to say, your next movie would likely be a silly comedy [ARTICLE]


Via Wired


Ever wondered which kind of researcher are you? Well, probably a combination of different types

Some fields are probably plagued by prince types while others may be more about politicians [ARTICLE]

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Does Unfairness Triumph After All?

A new paper, on Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma contains strategies that dominate any evolutionary opponent, has just been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Written by William Press and Freeman Dyson, it represents a substantial breakthrough in strategies that work in the Prisoner’s Dilemma game. [ARTICLE ]